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Jtube: Louie

Jtube: Louie

Is it "evil" to buy nice things while others have nothing?

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Published: October 24, 2010

Is it "evil" to buy nice things while others have nothing?

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Visitor Comments: 21

(21) Greg Brook, January 5, 2014 4:47 AM

It's the last second that counts

I always thought that this bit is really smart because of the look he shoots the audience at the end. He sets them up, gets them laughing, then gives that look, which to screams "why the F are you laughing at this." I always thought that, although crude, Louis C. K. is brilliant at pointing out the absurdities of our lifestyle that we reject or ignore.

(20) Richard, September 18, 2011 2:00 PM

Yes, his attitude IS evil.

Making a mockery of the sad situations in which people find themselves is indeed an evil way of behaviour. In Pirkei Avot we are taught "When your enemy falls, do not rejoice, in case G-d sees (your complacency about the situation) and turns His anger from that person and casts it upon you". Lot's wife got her punishment for such a complacent attitude. In other words, be thankful for your own good fortune but always remain mindful of the less fortunate in society and never ever ride your "high horse" and think that their misfortune could never touch you.

(19) eva, February 20, 2011 5:01 AM

His driving a car doesn't cause someone else to starve

On the contrary, by buying a car he is providing someone else with a livelihood, and the more things you buy, the more you are giving to others a livelihood. The evil ones are the leaders of those impoverished countries who are enriching themselves at the expense of their starving peoples; So don't try to foist the big lie that someone having something automatically means that he must have taken it away from someone else.

(18) Anonymous, December 21, 2010 7:32 PM

sad

whats sad is that people are actually laughing, and doing the same the next day.

(17) Judy, November 28, 2010 7:33 PM

Not funny

I don't think talking about people starving to death - particularly babies - is in any way funny.

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